U.P. CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the VFS Global Visa Application Centre in Lucknow on February 4, 2023. With the inauguration of this centre, residents of the state have the facility to complete the process related to visa application for 10 countries right here, in the state capital. Initially, visa services will be provided for travel to Austria, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Estonia, Hungary, Portugal, Germany, Italy and Saudi Arabia. This centre has the capacity to handle more than 1 lakh 20 thousand visa applications every year! Which means residents of the state do not need to travel to other states to apply for visas.
The Lucknow centre has been inaugurated almost a week before the start of the state’s first Global Investors Summit, with the goal of projecting the state for its ‘Ease of Living’ and ‘Ease of Doing Business’, achieved by making better use of technology.
Located on the 1st floor of the Interstate Bus Terminal in Alambagh (Shalimar Gateway Mall), the centre’s location makes it easily accessible to travellers from even the remote parts of Uttar Pradesh, who can arrive here directly using the inter-state bus service.